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Nephrolepis 'Duffii'

Family Name: Nephrolepidaceae
Synonyms: Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii', Nephrolepis duffii
Common Name: Button Fern, Pigmy Sword Fern, Duff's Sword Fern
Semi Shade Moderate Water Indoor Plant Ornamental Leaves Ferns and Lycophytes Herbaceous Plant


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution New Zealand, Polynesia

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

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Master ID 260
Species ID 1556
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Species record last updated on: 24 June 2022.